The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations. In an effort to maintain social distancing, USDA has made temporary changes that allow parents or guardians to pick up meals and take them home for their children. Organizations have come up with creative ways to make these nutritious meals available in your community through grab and go curbside pickup, providing meals for multiple days at one time, and some including “take and bake” options, and weekend meals.
You can find a meal site in your area via three easy options:
- Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877
- Call 2-1-1, 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479), or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish)
- Visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids
Take the stress out of providing nutritious meals and snacks to your children by participating at a site near you! Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors!
The 2020 Census data collection will begin in mid-March. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care, and food assistance. It is important that everyone respond to the 2020 Census.
Direct federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services; help communities prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs; and determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and political representation at all levels of government. The census is so important that every household’s response is required by law, and answers are kept confidential. Every household will have the option to respond online, by mail, or by phone. Data will be collected face-to-face from those who do not or cannot respond in another way. More information is available at https://2020census.gov/.
There are free meals available for children 18 years and younger throughout the summer months, CLICK HERE to find locations.
Clermont County 4-H teens, Ethan Pfankuch and Luke Uhlenbrock are making a change in their communities through innovation and leadership. Thanks to a partnership between 4‑H and Microsoft, youth can lead positive change in a digital-driven world. Our 4-H Tech ChangeMakers enjoyed spending time at Bethel Woods and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers engaging with older adults and helping them navigate technology. During their visit the Tech Teens answered questions and guided discussion regarding cell phones. They are looking forward to follow-up visits later this summer and fall.
Volunteers are invited to help with riparian plantings along the banks of the East Fork LMR on Saturday, April 6th (from 10:00 a.m.-Noon) to support recent dam removal restoration activities. Lunch will be provided. This will be a fun morning!
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Thank you all for being key to our success. It was a pleasure to celebrate so many wonderful individuals, members, clubs and 4-H supporters at our annual 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Congratulations to Sharon Francis, 4-H Volunteer of the Year and Clermont County Juvenile Court & Ohio State Highway Patrol Batavia Post, Friends of 4-H Award recipients!
We appreciate our volunteers and all they do to make Clermont County 4-H successful!
We’re in the final few days of the Clermont County 4-H peanut butter and jelly drive to support Empower Youth. We’re less than 150 jars away from reaching our goal of 700…please keep the donations coming!
We will continue collecting through Wednesday, October 31, at 4:00pm.
Help us spread the love! PB&J Flyer
Thank you to all those who braved the weather and entered a car in our first annual Pumpkin Car Race! It was a fun filled morning at the tracks! Thank you to our Race Sponsor, Stricker Auto Parts and fabulous judges Eric Wehrum and Todd Slone.
Junior Division: All Winners! Great Design & Construction! – Dylan Burress, Tristen Watson, Colton Farmer and Jackson Cruey
Intermediate Division: Fastest – Savanna Smith, Furthest Distance – Ashton Swearingen, Best Design – Emily Young
Adult Division: Fastest – Jon Carpenter (by photo finish), Furthest Distance – Eric Averwater, Best Design – Eric Averwater